Something to ponder...Consider Daniel 7:25
25 He shall speak words against the Most High,
and shall wear out the saints of the Most High,
and shall think to change the times and the law;
and they shall be given into his hand
for a time, times, and half a time.
Think to speak AGAINST the Most High and think to CHANGE TIMES AND LAWS.
Look up both the Nicaea Council 325 And the Laodician Council.
They speak blasphemies against the God most High, stating:
1. They are above His word and that they are " God on Earth" and have the right to change anything they want. Changed the appointed feast days by outlawing them, excommunicating those who kept them, eventually killing whoever was deemed a "Heresy" by the inquisitions.
Why was Augustus (Cesar) called pontifex maximus?
As ruler of Rome, Augustus had to lead by example. He re-established traditional social rules and religious rituals, sacrificing animals to Rome's gods. In 12 AD he made himself Pontifex Maximus, the chief priest of Rome and head of the Collegium Pontificum, the highest priests in the land.
This is the same exact title the Pope uses today.
2. They also changed the 10 commandments. They removed of keeping the sabbath, they got rid of the law against Idols. and the split up the other laws to still make 10. They outlawed any Torah keeping. You were considered a heretic and subject to death. They also changed the traditional Passover Nissan 14th to Sunday morning a regular workday. Nicaea council 325 AD. You can google it.
3. They wore out the saints of The Most High, by the Inquisitors and the Dark ages. They killed/tortured more "Christian/Jews" than any other entity including Rome. They burned at the stake those who dared to print the Bible in any language other than Latin, and it was against the law for anyone to read it EXCEPT a Catholic Bishop or Priest. They manage to keep it that way for over 1000 years.
Really look into the Inquisitions and the burning at the stake times. You will be horrified by what they did.
4. They mix a ton of Pagan rituals, clothing, and symbols in the so called "Christianity of the Church of Rome."
325 AD was only about 225 years post Apostle John, easily within 3 generations the church had changed so much and took over the once purely Jewish church. Paul did not start his ministry until well after his event on the road. The church was about 15-20 years old before Paul showed up to preached and teach gentiles. iI took him 10 years to even go to Jerusalem. He spent 7 years in the desert before returning to Damascus.
They may not be the AC, but they have the spirit of the AC, and every single protestant church the face of the earth to day was born out of the Catholic Church. The beast will be so subtle that "if it were possible could fool the very elect."
People have been fooled since 225-300 AD. and that spirit was already starting at the time of the Apostles.
Read this article, especially point number 4.